Pokemon Go is canceling Raid Day Event in Japan, Korea, Italy

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What you need to know

  • Pokemon Go is officially canceling Nidorino and Gengar Raid Day in select countries.
  • Japan, South Korea, and Italy are the only countries listed so far.
  • Players are asked to stay tuned for updates.

As precautions around COVID-19, commonly referred to as the Coronavirus grows, events like Facebook's F8 are being canceled and companies are pulling out of the upcoming Game Developers Conference in San Fransico. Now, Pokemon Go developer Niantic is also putting safety concerns first.

Although Niantic doesn't reference COVID-19 specifically, the company took to its Support Twitter Account to announce cancellations in Japan, South Korea, and Italy.

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The tweet also instructed players to stay tuned for further updates. Whether those updates will be to announce further cancelations or to announce rescheduled dates, we do not yet know.

As soon as there is any further news, we will be the first to update you.

Casian Holly

Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.